In the Dream House: A Memoir
Carmen Maria Machado, Graywolf Press
Whatever the Minneapolis-based Graywolf publishes is worth checking out, but a second book by Carmen Maria Machado is something you don’t want to miss. Her first book of short stories — a mixture of queer science, horror and pop culture — won so many awards we can’t even list them. But be prepared. Her second book — a memoir — promises to be even more intense as it delves into a relationship gone south and the misunderstood horrors of psychological abuse.